Board of Directors
Kirimania Murithi: PRESIDENT & CEO - Kirimania holds Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He also holds Bachelor's Degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics from the same institution, MIT. While at MIT, he did a Humanities Concentration in Economics, was a finalist in MIT's Annual Business Plan Competition, and was involved in founding of various startups in the US and Kenya. He also holds a Business Certificate from Harvard Business School. He resides both in the US and Kenya.
Kirimania is an avid entrepreneur. He has various business engagements in Kenya, chiefly amongst them, real estate investments. Besides entrepreneurship, Kirimania also works as a research engineer in the US.
Fridah Gitonga: MANAGING DIRECTOR - Fridah holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Egerton University. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (BCom) from the same University. She is also the holder of Accounting and Management Diplomas from Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). Her Master's Thesis focused on Knowledge Management Strategies and Performance on Real Estate firms in Nakuru.
Prior to co-founding Nairobi Capital, Fridah worked for Chevron, Kenya, in various capacities for over 15 years, where she had a distinguished career. While at Chevron, she held various managerial roles within Eldoret and Nakuru in accounting, sales, and marketing. She is an ambitious entrepreneur who is passionate about the role of business in transforming the developing world.
Gordon Baty: DIRECTOR - Dr. Baty is a retired director and founder of ZeroStage Capital, a venture capital firm, and has extensive experience in industrial management and finance, especially in the formation and financing of high-tech ventures. He has run multiple venture capital financed start-ups and sits on multiple boards. In the course of his career, he has served both roles of a private and institutional investor.
Dr. Baty taught entrepreneurship at MIT and Northeastern Universities. He has written extensively about venture capital and management of innovation. He has also advised government and university officials on entrepreneurship, seed capital, and commercialization of technology. Dr. Baty holds a PhD (Finance), MS and BS (Mechanical Engineering and Management) degrees from MIT.
Stewart Hall: SECRETARY - Stewart Hall, Esq., is a corporate attorney with extensive experience in corporate law. His work spans high-tech ventures and financial institutions. He provides legal counsel to several companies within the North East of US (New England). He has been involved in all aspects of company founding, growth and acquisitions. He prides himself in having never misguided any company to contravene the law throughout his career.
Stewart holds a Doctor of Judiciary (J.D.) degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.